The table below looks at the statistics for OSSEC skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OSSEC over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSSEC
Rank 890 874 892
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Permanent jobs citing OSSEC 4 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.055% 0.090% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 7
Average salary £67,500 £48,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary - £48,750 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7333 6699 6417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.40% 6.20% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5838 5437 5216
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

OSSEC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

OSSEC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK.

OSSEC Salary Trend in the UK

OSSEC
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing OSSEC over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 within the UK.

OSSEC Salary Histogram in the UK

OSSEC
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSSEC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -54 4 £67,500 +38.46%
London - 4 £67,500 -
City of London - 1 £30,000 -

OSSEC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) VMS
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) EMC
1 4 (66.67%) NetApp
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
1 4 (66.67%) BGP
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
1 4 (66.67%) Tripwire
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) CentOS
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) nginx
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 4 (66.67%) Big Data
1 4 (66.67%) WSO2
2 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) ZABBIX
2 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing

OSSEC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing OSSEC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited OSSEC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) BGP
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (50.00%) Advertising
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) VMS
1 4 (66.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (50.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) EMC
1 4 (66.67%) NetApp
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
1 4 (66.67%) Tripwire
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) WSO2
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Netezza
2 1 (16.67%) Vertica